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Now I already know how incredibly stalker-ish this is going to sound, but, I want to set up a fake Facebook account and join a Dad Group.

Any Dad’s Group will do. I just want to know what Dads gossip about…

What Do They Do In A Dad Group?

Do they share food photos? Recipes? Cute things that their kids have done? Discuss relationships, medical issues, and other excessively personal things the way that members of Mother’s Groups often do?

Are there photos of pregnancy tests asking other blokes if they really do see a faint second line?

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What about pregnancy symptoms – do they rattle off a list of symptoms and ask their fellow group members if their partner could possibly be pregnant?

Do they ask for fashion advice? But instead of having fabulous Mum outfits, they ask which of their practically identical Dad clothing options look better? I mean it’s common knowledge that most guys own at least ten of almost the same looking shirts, pants and shorts.

How many Dad jokes are there? I suppose in their group they would just be considered ‘jokes’, but do they get a better reaction from one another than they do from their female counterparts?

My Hubby Isn’t in an online Dad Group

If only my hubby used social media, I would join ALL the groups with his account and then scroll to my heart’s content! But sadly he is anti-social media, which makes my quest to discover what men gossip about even more challenging!

The Types Of Dads

Do they have all the classical characters that Mother’s Groups have? The Dads who are heavily into fitness, as well as the ones who are involved in multilevel marketing who have a product to sell for any occasion. Let’s not forget the fathers with all the answers, in addition to the Dads who always reply with “its best to consult with your GP”, what about ones who always ask “what’s for dinner?”…

Or do they all just discuss super boring stuff… like what’s on tv, sports, fuel prices, car parts… would I be bored to tears if my mission were a success and I had the opportunity to join a Dad Group?

Ignorance Is Bliss

Perhaps I shouldn’t risk it… the saying ‘ignorance is bliss’ does come to mind and maybe I’m better off just assuming that a dad Group is an amazing thing to be a part of… opposed to being let down by finding out that their groups are dedicated to silly things… technical things… mind-numbingly boring things that only Dads would ever find interesting…

Besides, I don’t know how I’d feel about seeing a bunch of Dad’ during a “Flashback Friday”, or “Throwback Thursday”… I don’t know how far they’d go and whether they would turn my newsfeed into some kind of strip show. I mean it’s different when Mums do it, we all basically look the same in our underwear.

A Dad’s Support Group could potentially be as wonderful as one dedicated to supporting Mums… maybe… oh who am I kidding! Mother’s Groups will always come out on top!

What do you think goes on in a dad group? Tell us in the comments below.

  • I think there needs to be a lot more ‘dad’ activities out there. Mens mental and physical health during parenting is important too! But the thing I found bugged me is the dads groups are always on Saturdays and the mums groups during the week – false assumption that all dads work full time and mums dont work.

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  • Think this is what the “Men’s Shed’ is trying to help with for the retirees out there.

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  • Men probably don’t talk just grunt and a whole lot of American dad group movies probably not even close

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  • Great idea and there should be more of it

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  • I have never thought about it. I just hope my partner has the same support I do from my mum friends.

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  • If there is a Dad’s group they’d probably talk about the same things but instead of fashion it would probably be about sports. Wouldn’t mind being a fly on the wall to satisfy my curiosity

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  • Haha I wouldn’t even know its something I find hard to picture to be perfectly honest! Maybe chat about the footy and leave the kids do what they want LOL

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  • Dad’s have their needs too. If they feel for sharing in a dad’s group then they should go for it ! My hub never felt for it.

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  • That does sound interesting! When my husband and I were new to the parenting “game” he would come home almost daily from work with advice he was given (and asked for) by the other dads as much as the mums. Dads love talking about their kids and quite often offer better advice without the judgement! I remember really appreciating the advice and gestures that came from the dads! When our little one started purée one of the dads sent home a box of red pears he had picked up at the markets because he knew they were our baby’s favourite. I’m not sure they would ask each other for fashion advice, but I’m sure they cover most things women do! Besides we have all read things on this website where dads have posted on mumsnet

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  • If it’s anything like men on the phone, it would be full of three word comments.

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  • I think the same thing that goes on in a Mum’s group. Sharing stories, ideas, advice, etc. and just generally catching up on each other’s lives whilst going through a shared experience.

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  • Great idea and place nice place to share dads experiences.

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  • I think a Dads group would be fantastic. After all, we Mums need it so why wouldn’t Dads.

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  • Male and female are different and share and process things in different ways. I suspect males seek less advice but certainly share their stories , talk listen and make jokes

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  • I reckon they talk about sports and how much they hate changing nappies Ahahaha!

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